Water On the Table
Catalogue Number: LMPI01
Producer: LizMars Productions Inc.
Producing Agencies: LizMars Productions Inc.
Subject: Business Studies, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Consumer Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Economics, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Issues, Health, Politics, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2009
Running Time: 79:11
Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?
Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, WATER ON THE TABLE explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations.
Counterbalancing Barlow's views are those of policy and economic experts who assert that water is a resource and a commodity like any other.
WINNER – Best Canadian Feature Film – Planet in Focus Film Festival
Honourable Mention, Canada's Environmental Media Association Awards, 2011
Featured Canadian Film for Cinema Politica, 2011
Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political Documentary, Gemini Award nomination, 2010
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